This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!
Cleaning & Organization, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas

A Zero Dollar Spice Storage Solution

I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT I can do! This week, we’re focusing on organizing our kitchen cabinets. Mine are pretty decent since we’ve only been in our new house for 18 months or so, but there are some cabinets that are already pretty out of control. One of them was my spice cupboard, and I wanted to share with you today a fun & free spice storage solution that I came up with.Continue reading

A DIY Christmas ornament advent calendar made from an old door
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

Make a Daily Ornament Advent Calendar from an Old Door

This is the story of how I turned something sitting in our storage into a gorgeous, vintage rustic DIY Christmas decoration for our home. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more beautiful vintage rustic Christmas ideas from my talented blogging friends!)

I have a love/hate relationship with doors. I love doors because they can be incredibly beautiful – especially old, weather-worn doors that have loads of history behind them. However, I hate doors now too. When we built Our DIY House, we had to order doors 3 (THREE!) times because of a comedy of errors. First, I made the mistake of consulting our blueprints for our door sizes rather than measuring the actual framed openings when our home was at the framing stage. Thankfully, my dear and patient husband was able to modify most of the frames to fit the doors, but some had to be re-ordered. When those doors were re-ordered I made another mistake. I gave Hubby the rough idea of what the doors looked like (“five panel doors – easy!”)… but there were a couple of different 5 panel door available and he bought the wrong ones. We now have a stack of gorgeous, brand new doors in storage that are all machined to open a specific way that are really impossible to sell because of this. I’ve been patiently waiting for an opportunity to use one (or 5!) of our extra doors for a DIY project, and I finally had the opportunity this past weekend! Hooray!Continue reading

How to make ribbon and fabric wrapped Christmas ornaments. This is so easy and a great way to recycle old ornaments!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

DIY Christmas Ornament: Fabric and Ribbon Wrapped

Happy Remembrance Day to my fellow Canadian readers! I am so grateful for the brave men and women that fought for our freedom today. Today, I’m going to sit down with my girls, show them this little video, and talk about what the poppy symbolizes and what sacrifices have been made for us.

It’s day two of DIY Christmas ornament week. In case you missed yesterday’s baby food jar tree globe ornaments, here they are. Today I’m sharing with you a simple idea to upcycle your old ornaments into something unique and beautiful. It’s so easy too! These beautiful fabric and ribbon wrapped ornaments are simple, pretty, and really fun to make.Continue reading

Soft Boho Baby Nursery by The DIY Mommy
DIY Home Decor

Baby B’s Soft Boho Nursery

I’m simply obsessed with decorating kids’ rooms! There’s something so fun about childrens’ spaces – I feel like I can go a little crazy with colours, prints and patterns when I work on my girls’ rooms. I made the finishing touches on Baby B’s room this week, and I’m really happy with the finished space. The vibe is soft, a little vintage, and a little bohemian. I had fun mixing patterns and textures in this space.Continue reading

Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

A Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

When we moved into this house last summer, my Mom gave us their old oak farmhouse table that they had DIY’d about 20 years ago. I’m the oldest of 5 kids, and I have many fond memories of eating and playing at this table with my big, loving family. My parents had made this table with some antique table legs, oak trim, and an oak top. I love the lines of it, but I wasn’t a big fan of the red oak finish – with the “go ahead” from my mom, I knew it needed to be updated!Continue reading

DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art for $1. Spray paint vintage frames white and find printable vintage art books!
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Thrift Store Crafts, Upcycling Ideas

DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art For $1 (& A Value Village 50% Off Sale!)

When Value Village asked me to swing by the grand opening of their new store in Sherwood Park last week to find some treasures to upcycle, of course I said “YES”! I completely enjoy the challenge of trying to find a new use for old things and to make “treasure” out of things that other people don’t love any more.Continue reading

Tin Can Bird Feeder from The DIY Mommy
DIY Crafts, DIY Kids Activities

Make a Bird Feeder From A Tin Can (On The News!)

This Saturday June 8th, I’ll be joining Modern Mama here in Edmonton at a fun Father’s Day Event. It’s a “Dad & Me Playdate and Photoshoot” at Cafe O’Play where guests can have their photos taken, create 3D imprints as keepsakes, and do a bird feeder craft together! I’ll be there helping make the bird feeders at around noon with my girlies, and I was able to do a quick demo on CTV Edmonton this past Wednesday.Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, DIY Sewing

Sew a New Cover for a Plush Kid’s Chair

Sew a New Cover for a Plush Kid's Chair by The DIY Mommy

Last week, I had a table at the Little Monster’s Swap Meet in Spruce Grove to sell my Golly Gee Baby goodies. The LMSM is a massive new & used kid’s items sale in our town, and you can find some amazing deals there. My lovely friend Leah was helping man my table, and before she took off to peruse the baby goods available at the show I asked her to keep her eyes peeled for some plush kid’s chairs. Both Baby A and Little C didn’t have one, and I didn’t feel like paying $30 for each. Well, guess what? Leah scored two chairs for $2 each! One was an Elmo chair and the other was Winnie the Pooh, but I didn’t care because I wanted to try to wash them and recover them to match my girlies’ room decor.Continue reading